Cultivating A Positive Mindset
“Mindset is a set of beliefs around what is possible in life.” – Tom Bilyeu
Cultivating a positive mindset can help you to feel happier, healthier, and more successful in life.
While it might seem easier for some people to have a more positive outlook on life, we are all able to develop a new set of beliefs and ultimately grow our mindset to be as positive as we want to be.
Over twenty years ago I was not in good health. I was a 100 lbs overweight, exhausted all the time, my eating habits were horrible in fact I outsourced my food intake to the local junk food shop almost daily, had little exercise in my life, poor sleep and stress was my middle name.
At that time I thought this was just how my life was going to be. Until the night that I rec’d a phone call that my mother was in the hospital and needed a full hip replacement. It was that night that I knew I needed to change, I needed to get my life in order, get healthy, lose weight, reduce stress or I was going to turn out exactly as my mother was that night. I had no idea what I was going to do or how I was going to make the changes necessary however I made the decision.
Mindset determines the quality of your life. And as I wrote above my mindset was poor and the quality of my life was completely in line with my mindset and I had a terrible lifestyle.
Here is the thing, what you think of as You is a complicated list of things:
• Frame of Reference
• In Born Traits – Physical and Emotional
• Repetitive thoughts
• Habits and Routines
• The Rules You Have In Your Life
There are 2 kinds of mindset, Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset and once you can understand the difference in them and then learn and build a growth mindset while avoiding a fixed mindset you will have created the foundation to build any success that you want.
Believing in yourself is one of the most important things to understand and that your mindset is a vital piece into your perspective and perspective is everything.
The only belief that matters is that you can grow and get better. Once you can believe that everything unlocks for you.
This is exactly where I began. I decided that I would begin to exercise, and I borrowed a friend's Tai Bow video and started exercising 2 days later. When I started this Tai Bow program I could not do more than 10 minutes at a time. It took quite a while for me to go through the whole program.
Mindset Matters because I just kept at it. Once that exercise program got too easy I joined a gym in my neighbourhood and workout there for many years. I continue to exercise daily and it is an important, joyful part of my day.
I started to begin the practice of drinking water. Now, this may not sound like a big deal, but it was. At that time, I only drank caffeine. Lots and lots of coffee, and multiple bottles of coca-cola per day. I don’t think I had a glass of water in years. It was a hard thing to change my mindset on this one. Yet I had the belief that I could get healthier and this is what kept me going. I have not had a glass of cola in years and today I enjoy one coffee per day.
“Most people build their mindset by accident – it just happens slowly over time.” – Tom Bilyeu
It was that night in the hospital that I began the journey to build my mindset on purpose.
The idea is we have developed beliefs that might not have been our own when we were young and as we grow our mindset, we will endure and this is vitally important because life will throw many challenges at you.
Enduring each and every challenge will help you persevere and continue on and ultimately see things through to the end.
It has been years since I began this journey to grow and change my mindset. I am 61 years old, I have kept the weight off for years now, I am not on any prescription drugs, I live an active fit life, eat real organic food each and every day, I practice good sleep and gratitude daily.
Mindset is a subset of beliefs about what you are capable of and what the world really is at its foundation. Whether the world is working for you or against you all goes back to your beliefs and mindset about your life.
Are you working on your Growth Mindset or are in a Fixed Mindset state? Do you have the belief that the world is working for you or against you? Whatever you believe is exactly what is showing up for you.
The exact moment I made the decision to change my health life began to give me what I wanted more of. Courses showed up when I needed that information most. Life Coaching, Stress Management training, Personal Training, Wellness Coaching, Holistic Lifestyle Coaching to name a few. The article showed up for me and it always seemed like out of nowhere.
And I endured all the challenges, frustrations and more importantly all the adventures that have gone into improving my mindset and you can do the same. Decide on a growth mindset today.
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We have outsourced our lifestyle for way too long!